Josh Duggar was in Arkansas over the weekend, leading an anti-gay rally in Little Rock. The oldest Duggar child was in town to lend his support to those who don't want gay marriage legalized in the state. According to Radar Online, Duggar was proud to head up the event, even if the timing has caused even more controversy for him and his family.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, thousands of people have signed a petition requesting 19 Kids and Counting be canceled. The petition was started after photos of same sex couples kissing were deleted off of the Duggar's Facebook page.
It was my honor to join the "Honor Our Vote" rally on the Arkansas Capitol steps today! @FRCAction@FamilyCouncil#ARpic.twitter.com/m0VAHqKo9S
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) November 19, 2014
Josh Duggar is being compared to Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, and his recent tweets paint that connection more clearly.
Praying in faith means 100% confidence that God can do anything we ask. Faith = no doubt. #Faith #Prayer @mcleanbible pic.twitter.com/H5b3lNRabr
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) November 23, 2014
#Prayer isn't just words we speak to God. We must have clean hands, a pure & forgiving heart, 100% faith - with God's glory as our motive! — Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) November 23, 2014
And people on social media have reacted accordingly, some in support of Josh, and others not.
@joshduggar There are no clean hands; we're all sinners. At the time of my judgement I know I'll have little for which to answer.
— Jeannine (@neeners006) November 23, 2014
@joshduggar I undrstnd your intent, bt even th vilest of sinners can approach the throne, humbling himself before The Lord. Not perfect 1st.
— AS (@AmyLSonger) November 23, 2014
@joshduggar Prayer is putting faith n action! God can clean & restore the spirit. God requires obedience! Allow the mustard seed 2 grow. 33
— @KizzyHunter (@klhunter33) November 23, 2014
@joshduggar AMEN to that!!! Very well spoken!
— Kellie Collazo (@chairokeespirit) November 23, 2014
Josh Duggar's recent actions may only add more signatures to the growing petition. According to the Washington Post, over 100,000 people have already signed. Question being: Will TLC listen?
"Arkansans should not face the threat of fines or being sued for living out the deeply-held convictions of their faith. We have the First Amendment in this nation, and we have the right to live out our faith. The rally will send a strong reminder to Arkansas Supreme Court Justices that an overwhelming majority of voters, 75 percent, voted to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman," Josh said in a statement before attending the rally.
[Photo courtesy of Josh Duggar / Twitter]